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Penname: Pranksta [Contact]
Real name: Marie Member Since: 21 Nov 2005
Membership status: Member
Well, I enjoy reading and I enjoy Atlantis so it made sense to combine the two. Thanks to all for keeping my new hobby alive :)
Reviews by Pranksta

Summary: Events of the first and second seasons as seen through the eyes of Steve Schwartz, Carson Beckett's 2IC.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Original Character
Genres: Character Study, Episode Related, Series, Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 10 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 19448; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 May 2006; Published: 10 Aug 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
03 Jan 2006
Love this view of Atlantis and the lives that inhabit it. Great work!

Author's Response: Thanks! Glad you're enjoying it.
Chapter 7: Aurora
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
20 Jan 2006
Thought provoking and so darn nice, as always!
Chapter 8: Lost Boys and Hive

Summary: Sheppard and his team stumble across a society that may have connections with the Ancients. Shep-whumping. Shep/McKay friendship. Follows my other fic, _Iron String_ but it isn't necessary to have read that to understand what is going on.

Categories: General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 18 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 51344; Completed: Yes
Updated: 19 Mar 2007; Published: 01 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
24 Jan 2006
I am tempted to rejoice, but wary of a fakeout :) This is such a marvelous story and so a propos what with the ethical dilemas in the show! Great conceptual tie-in (though they may be accidental, still good!) Great work!
Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Summary: Rodney stared openly as John turned back in his direction, leaned out a long, tanned arm and snagged some of Rodney's fries. He dropped them into his mouth when he leaned back, exposing a long line of throat that Rodney suddenly found very compelling. Rodney even forgot to protest about the theft of his food.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 6107; Completed: Yes
Updated: 18 Dec 2005; Published: 10 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
17 Dec 2005
aaaaaaaw, I am loving this :) Could we pleaaaaaaaaase have more?
Chapter 2: In Flux

Summary: Tag for Trinity: Rodney thinks he's tried hard enough by now.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, Pre-slash, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2997; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Dec 2005; Published: 13 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
13 Dec 2005
OH MY GOD! Oh no you don't! You don't leave it like that! I am so pissed now! grrrrr Naughty writers who are so good that they leave you dieing for more! Hurry hurry hurry, saaaave him please!

Author's Response: weeeell... *thumb twiddling* i'll think about it. ;p
Chapter 1: 1/3 Trinity's Fall
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
15 Dec 2005
yeaaaaaaaaah! *applause for the nice writer who gave in and posted this fabulous 2nd part of the fic* now, we are waaaaaiting for the rest :)

Author's Response: very subtle. *g* i'll be good and post soon, promise. :)
Chapter 2: 2/3 Trinity's Suspension
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
16 Dec 2005
aaaaaaaaaaaw, warm fuzzies to negate the effect of a cold cold winter for a while :) Thank you for that!

Author's Response: glad i could be of help. ;)
Chapter 3: 3/3 Trinity's End
Idiots by Medie [PG]
[Reviews - 2]

Summary: Rodney McKay is surrounded by idiots...

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drabble, Humour, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 565; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2005; Published: 13 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
13 Dec 2005
hehehehe delightful!

Author's Response: Hee! Thank you!
Chapter 1: Idiots
Second Fiddle by Azrael [NC-17]

Summary: In the aftermath of Arcturus, Rodney deals with John's loss of trust. Then John has to deal with the loss of Rodney. *not a deathfic!!!*

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, First Time, Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 11 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 88349; Completed: No
Updated: 21 Jun 2006; Published: 15 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
29 Dec 2005
Oh I love this! It's nice how you've given Rodney a new team who accepts him. Different how, for once, it's John who's breaking apart over Rodney. I hope Kate gets through to him :) Very very nice, evocative writing!

Author's Response: I'm glad you like, and I always love compliments to my writing style. Kate might get through, but we'll have to see what she finds.
Chapter 1: breakdown
Third Power by Kamelion [PG-13]
[Reviews - 48]

Summary: This is a fic for TJ, who wanted an angst story based on the movie "Cube" starring David Hewlett. This is what I came up with. :) **Now complete with 11 chapters.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 11 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 23619; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Jan 2006; Published: 16 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
06 Jan 2006
Wow, I'm glad I waited until it was done :) That was really very good and quite surprising! Thank you!
Chapter 11: chapter eleven

Summary: Rodney didn't approve of phobias; they were irrational and therefore stupid. So there was no way he was fluffy-flying-lemon phobic. He was, however, finding it hard to breathe, move or speak every time he saw one

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time, Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2673; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Dec 2005; Published: 17 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
18 Dec 2005
aaaaaaaaaaaw, sweet :) Right funny too, love your humour!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad other people got the humour... I thought it might just be me!
Chapter 1: -

Summary: "Let me get this straight," Elizabeth says twenty minutes later. "You're all seeing dead people?"

Teamfic, with a dose of Sheppard/McKay. Written for the Under Mistletoe Challenge, with the prompt: "Ghosts of Christmas show up." Complete Story Notes are here.

Categories: Bitextual
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge, Drama, Established Relationship, Friendship, Humour, Romance, Team
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 15279; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2005; Published: 28 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
29 Dec 2005
Really good! I like how you explored the situation from each member of the team pov, it's so rare!

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I do wish there was more teamfic that gave equal time to Ronon and Teyla's perceptions--their opinions are rooted in different cultural backgrounds, but they're equally valid.
Chapter 1: complete

Summary: When Rodney is being culled, John suddenly has to deal with the loss of his best friend. As for Rodney, things get downhill from there. Set somewhere after The Hive, spoilers up to that episode.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First Time, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Pre-slash, Romance, Series
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 17 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 67906; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Jun 2006; Published: 29 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
29 Dec 2005
See, now, that is powerful writing. Sheeeesh! What are you trying to do? Make me cry?! If so, then, close enough! :)

Author's Response: honestly? yes, i am. tell me if i manage to. ;) and as always, thanks for reviewing!
Chapter 1: Day One.
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
18 Jan 2006
You can use all the artistic liscence you want as long as you keep writing so beautifully :) What a great chapter!

Author's Response: thank you very much! but i try to stay close to, um, "reality". emphasis on try. *g*
Chapter 4: Day Five
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
20 Jan 2006
*sobs* He's not dead John, he's not deaaaaad! You are killing me here! Bad writer, bad! For your punishement, you shall be made to write more, and faster! Go! Gooooo! GO! Make Rodney save himself and John smile like the darn looney that he is! *sobs*

Author's Response: make up your mind, would ya? bad writer, good writer, bad writer, i'm getting whiplash here! *stucks tongue out*
Chapter 5: Day Eight

Summary: McKay is eager to study new technology that offers a chance of preserving memories of the culled, but Atlantis's new trading partners want something in return.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 20 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 52015; Completed: Yes
Updated: 23 Jun 2006; Published: 30 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
30 Dec 2005
Please don't take Rodney's mind :( That's some good suspense there! You're going to get them out of this, right? Alive and well? Yeah? And...soon? :) pleaaaaaase

Author's Response: Rodney's mind is safe . . . probably. Glad you like it!
Chapter 1: Chapter One
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
03 Jan 2006
Oh nooooo! This is terrible! Evil cliffanger person, you! This is a great story, I'm curious to see where you are going with it now that the memories have been...huh...extracted? Good work!

Author's Response: I am definitely evil enough to adore cliffhangers - - they'll keep you reading. More on Rodney's memory issues soon. Thanks!
Chapter 2: Chapter Two
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
10 Jan 2006
Oh wow, Arcturus! Low blow! I don't like that guy anymore!

Author's Response: Arcturus is the lowest of the low blows, isn't it?
Chapter 4: Chapter Four

Summary: Sheppard has that sinking feeling in the middle of a Wraith culling. Warnings for language and violence.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 25761; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Mar 2006; Published: 01 Jan 2006
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
03 Jan 2006
OMG! You can't do that! You can't end a chapter with the word death and a TBC! There must be a law against that; there has to be! Wow, that is just...really good writing :)

Author's Response: Hello, Pranksta: What? You didn't think that was a good point to end the chapter? I'm glad you're enjoying it so far. I'll try to do better on the next chapter. Well, I won't have the word "death" just before "TBC" at any rate. Thanks for the review!
Chapter 2: Two
Reviewer: Pranksta (Signed)
15 Jan 2006
LOL Virgin alarm! Fear, amusement, relief...everything was in there! Loved Rodney inner thoughts as he searched his pockets!

Author's Response: Hey, Pranksta! I HAD to make a reference to the virgin alarm and the hair. I'm glad you liked this chapter. I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Thanks for the review. FSA
Chapter 4: Four